2022-23 School Year Updates

Medical Forms

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COVID-19 Community Updates


List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • My child is ill. Should they stay home?

    Please do not send your child to school if they are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Fatigue
    • Sore Throat
    • Headache
    • Body Aches
    • Nausea/Vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    • Nasal congestion
    If they are experiencing one of the above symptoms, please monitor their condition. If the symptom resolves, they may return to school 24 hours after symptom resolution and without the use of fever-reducing medication. 

    If they are experiencing two or more of the above symptoms,
    please reach out to a medical provider for an evaluation. In order to return to school, they must have a note from a physician or a negative COVID-19 test. 
  • I received an email from covid@lancastercountryday.org, what is required?

    A response is required in order to stay in school. Families are required to reply to email immediately with acknowledgement of receipt and indicating their testing preference.  
    1. Consent to test:  stay in school pending negative test results on test date
    2. Do NOT consent to test: stay home through quarantine period
  • What is the testing program that LCDS is offering?

    Because many of our protocols require negative tests to return to school, LCDS is offering rapid antigen tests on-site.  The school is absorbing the cost of the test.  Testing is done early in the morning, before school from 7:30-8:00 AM, in the Athletic Trainer’s Office (Mrs. Fantazzi’s Office - Room 194).  All parents must complete this Consent to Test form.  The rapid antigen test uses a nasal swab and results will be available in 15 minutes.   If the result is negative, the student may stay in school.  If the result is positive, the student will be sent to an isolated area to await parent pick-up.  For students ages PS - 2nd Grade, parents will be required to bring the child to the parking area outside the Athletic Wing and testing will be done in the car.  Students grades 3-5  will be accompanied by school personnel to the testing center.  Students grades 6-12 can come to the testing site when they arrive at school.  Any parent who wishes to accompany their child to testing must utilize the drive up option.  Please be mindful that the first class begins at 8:10 and you should plan your arrival accordingly so that the student is not late for class.

    If you choose to not participate in the school’s testing program, you will need to quarantine at home for the appropriate length of time (usually 10 days).

COVID-19 Action Plan

Lancaster Country Day School remains committed to providing an environment for our students that sustains dynamic, engaged learning and that prioritizes the health, wellness, and safety of our community. Throughout our planning process, we have relied on guidelines from health officials, recommendations from the CDC, and medical experts. We have utilized these resources to implement strategies and modifications to support a safer and healthy on-campus environment for in-person learning. As always, we will share with you, in a timely manner, any updated plans or decisions that affect the school and learning program as conditions evolve.

Administrative Team

List of 7 members.

  • Photo of Matt Micciche

    Matt Micciche 

    Head of School
  • Photo of Todd Trout

    Todd Trout 

    Assistant Head of School | US Science Faculty
  • Photo of Laurin Simmons Bloom '87

    Laurin Simmons Bloom '87 

    COVID-19 Coordinator
  • Photo of Louise Despard Barr '90

    Louise Despard Barr '90 

    Director of Communications
  • Photo of Jenny Kroncke Gabriel

    Jenny Kroncke Gabriel 

    Head of Upper School | US History Faculty
  • Photo of Margaret Reed

    Margaret Reed 

    Head of Middle School | US Science Faculty
  • Photo of Caroline Badri

    Caroline Badri 

    Head of Lower School
Lancaster Country Day School is a preschool-12th grade, coed college preparatory school with students from Lancaster, Hershey, York and Reading.